Sprayfoam Pro Newswire
July 13, 2016
Industry News And Announcements
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From the Current Issue of SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL Magazine
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Be sure to read SPFA Technical Director Rick Duncan's article "SPF To Play Critical Role in Net Zero's Future" as he discusses how high-performance building enclosures are becoming the rule and not the exception. Read all of this and more in the Summer Issue of SPRAYFOAM Professional
SPFA is offering a webinar on Heat Illness Prevention as a part of our members-only Foam-It-Right® safety webinar series. This webinar, will take place August 10 at 4:00 p.m EDT.
Industry News and Announcements
>>Global Spray Polyurethane Foam Market to be Worth USD 1.90 Billion in 2020
>>Honeywell To Acquire Intelligrated
>>WorldGBC launches groundbreaking project to ensure all buildings are "net zero" by 2050
>>Eye on the Economy: Brexit Causes Uncertainty; Housing Remains a Bright Spot
>>ASHRAE Installs New Officers, Directors
>>ASHRAE Releases Updated Publication of BACnet Standard
>>Global Chemicals Production Up Slightly In May, Following Four Months of Stable Activity
>>Energy Secretary Moniz’s Energy Efficiency Legacy Celebrated With Prestigious Award
SPFA News and Announcements
SPFA Executive Director Kurt Riesenberg spoke at the 19th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Expo in Washington DC. Riesenberg was part of a panel discussing Sustainable and Net-Zero Energy Buildings. SPFA also exhibited at the event and spread the good word on SPF to hundreds of Energy Efficiency advocates and Congressional Staff. The bipartisan House Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucus and the Senate Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucus were co-hosts of the event. For more information about the event, click the link below or search #DCEnergyExpo on Twitter.
Thanks to SPFA Technical Director Rick Duncan, spray polyurethane foam is the subject of quite a few articles in various industry publications. These articles are examples of how SPFA continually educates others about the benefits of SPF and promotes and invests in SPF's future. These articles are also excellent pieces for SPFA members to use for marketing purposes.
The winners of the SPFA National Industry Excellence Awards 2016 were announced at the Sprayfoam 2016 Convention & Expo during the Awards Luncheon on Feb. 10, 2016. See who won!
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SPFA Membership
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Federal/State Government News
Volume XXIV, No. 22 - July 11, 2016
The State Net Capitol Journal contains timely and pertinent information for almost every business owner in every state.Some features in this issue include:
-- Is The Scale Tipping Toward Gun Control In The Nation's Captial?
-- Cuomo Jobs Initiative Creates Just 408 Jobs
U.S. Federal Legislative & Regulatory Activities
>While Congress Slows Down, Agencies Continue Churning Out Regulations
>DOE Finalizes Regional Standards Enforcement
>Feedback Sought by DOE on Potential Impacts of IAQ from Proposed Energy Conservation Standards for Manufactured Housing
>EPA Proposes Design Details for the Clean Energy Incentive Program
GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities
>ASHRAE Approves New Public Policy Issue Briefs for Members & Policymakers
>GGAC Webpage Now Has Link to Lobbying Laws in All Fifty States
>US State Legislative Updates
SPF Tech
Source: sprayfoamadvisor.com / Robert Naini
Energy Rating Index, or ERI, is a calculated number on a linear index scale constructed with the ERI reference design having a value of 100 and a residential building that uses no net purchased energy has an index value of 0. A one percent change in the total energy use of the rated design relative to the total energy use of the ERI reference design shall be represented by a change of 1 on the index scale. So, an ERI of 55 means that the proposed design outperforms the ERI reference design by 45%.
SPFA Training & Certification
In 2012, OSHA began a program to align the old Hazard Communications Standard (HCS) with the new Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). https://www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/ This new system to be implemented over the next several years, includes updated methods to communicate hazards on product labels and safety data sheets using an international standard.
Breaking News! 360Training is offering SPFA Members and PCP Participants a 15% discount off select online OSHA training courses. This is a great benefit for SPFA Members and PCP participants! Please contact Kelly Marcavage at kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org to get the unique SPFA discount code. NOTE: this code is in effect for a limited period of time, so take the course soon to receive the discounted fee.

The 10 Hour OSHA course is required for the SPF Installer and Master Installer Certifications.
The 30 Hour OSHA Construction Course is required for the SPF Project Manager Certification.

If you take the 30 hour course, it fulfills SPFA PCP requirements for the 10 hour course.

For more details on all SPFA PCP requirements – visit our website at www.sprayfoam.org/certification
Companies who employ PCP certified individuals with current credentials will be identified in the 2016-2017 SPFA Membership Directory. If you don’t have any employees whose certifications are current, your company won’t benefit from this special identifier. Hurry and act now since we are near our deadline for printing the Membership Directory.

Please note that the 2016-2017 online edition will be updated through the course of the year; however, you must act SOON to be included in the printed edition. If you have questions, please contact Kelly Marcavage at kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org
Within the next few weeks, SPFA will be hosting an informational webinar about the SPFA Professional Certification Program (PCP). The program will be moderated by Kurt Riesenberg, Executive Director SPFA and the speakers are Bonnie Strickler – Chair of the QAP Committee for the Certification Program and Kelly Marcavage, Certification Director SPFA.
In our quest to continually improve the SPFA’s Professional Certification Program (PCP) – we’ve put the forms and checklist for each level of certification into a folder for you to easily access from our website. www.sprayfoam.org/certification. These are the same forms that are in each of the handbooks, but we’ve extracted them and made them fillable for you to easily complete. The checklist for each level is also in the folder.
An enhanced listing in SPFA Membership Directory and Buyers' Guide is just one of the perks of Accreditation!
SPFA Member News & Services
Convenience Products, the manufacturer of Touch ‘n Seal polyurethane foam sealants and insulation, has developed AirStop Elastomeric Air Sealant, a water-based solution for meeting the low air exchange rates specified in the most recent energy codes.
Dr. Energy Saver, the world’s leading network of home energy retrofit contractors, has reached a new milestone towards its mission to Fix 100,000 Uncomfortable Homes by 2020. From January 1 through June 30, 2016, Dr. Energy Saver contractors across America fixed over 4,500 additional uncomfortable homes. This brings the total number of homeowners enjoying more comfortable and energy efficient homes to more than 24,600.
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